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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,154
Views: 229,672
Posted By bobperry
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

You have a great boat. My kind of boat. Carl was a friend of mine.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 812
Views: 32,569
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

I am not certain what your builder means by "knit". While Bob would know better than I about a shift away from Kevlar, I do know that a number of builders, Hunter being one of them, was using...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-28-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By tdw
Re: Ultra suede cleaning

I'd give them a really thorough vacuum clean if its just general grit and grime. Supposedly US is machine washable if really dirty.

Ultrasuede® | TORAY...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-28-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,076
Posted By tdw
Re: Navik Windvane Steering

Centre. Wish it wasn't as off centre would make installing a platform a lot easier and the platform itself more usable. Hyrdovane say off centre does not effect performance.

The rudder blade we...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-20-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 4,917
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Marine Head Suggestions for long term cruising

No chemicals should ever be put into a holding tank. I agree that many dummies do so anyway, but ironically, they only make it worse.

Nevertheless, formaldehyde is not a variable that should...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 3,388
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: The heart of the matter

You're probably thinking of the article in CRUISING WORLD about 10 years ago by Tony Gooch, and his observations/comparison of his AP vs vane during the course of his six month non-stop...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 3,388
Posted By desert rat
Re: The heart of the matter

Do not be afraid to pay 4 times as much for a water resistant corrosion resistant potentiometer. Also mount it as far away from water as you can. Any oxidation is "BAD" for potentiometers.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-17-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 552
Posted By tdw
Re: Demand for a self-leveling portable grill?

Bit of a minor hijack and if you want to discuss further maybe start a new thread but this is what we ended up with. Love it. 2.5l capacity so about the smallest I could find at the time but large...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-11-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,172
Posted By deniseO30
Re: What's wrong with this right off the bat?

Ebt, lets first find out what you have on the boat and what are the needs you have for the boat
Outboard motor or inboard?
Do you have a battery switch and one or two batteries?
mast, running,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-10-2015
Replies: 144
Views: 8,703
Posted By RichH
Re: Blue Water Boat vs. Production Boat – Which one will you book passage on?

Be aware that material strength "fatigue endurance limits" are based on number of cycles at some specified maximum loading (psi), usually as some small percentage of ultimate tensile/compressive...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-09-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Reviews of electric heads?

The place our Jabsco Quiet Flush are most likely to give a slow leak is at the mating surface of the waste pump. Especially, after one services the o-ring! It was fine before I messed with it! If...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-06-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 6,261
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Maine

Heading all the way to MDI is a good idea. But if winds aren't cooperating - weather turns - crew is tired, Penobscot Bay will shave off hours and miles.

There are not many great options for what...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   05-30-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,985
Posted By hannah2
Re: 8 boats lost.

Email us when your ready for some info. or call anytime.

All paper charts and all electronic charts do not match up. You may have obtained French paper charts and your electronic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-29-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Practical Sailor AGM battery report

The way you are treating your batteries should result in decent life. That said...

While the Phillipi is a very nice Ah counter it is still just an Ah counter. All the misinformation, programming...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-10-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 5,479
Posted By IStream
Re: Lifespan of a Diesel Engine

Same as a non-turbo except that it's good practice to let her idle for 5 min or so after a hard run to let the turbo cool down. If you shut her right down, the oil in the turbo bearings can cook.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 5,812
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: High anxiety-passage v. Coastal

John Harries has an interesting suggestion that might work for you, streaming an undersized drogue (a partial section of your Series Drogue would probably do nicely) to help hold the bow up, and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-15-2015
Replies: 238
Views: 18,528
Posted By bobperry
Re: My newest project

Thanks Sean I think you are probably right. I know I seem arrogant at times but I think of it like this: Imagine Frank Sinatra in the shower (shower curtain closed please). He's singing away like we...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-12-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By svzephyr44
Small Vessel Reporting System

After my last return to the United States I decided to look into the US Customs and Border Protection "Small Vessel Reporting System." The program lets you register as a Master and register your...
Forum: Racing   01-02-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,423
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Team Vestas coming back

All the boats are using the same program, a very powerful routing tool named Expedition... I doubt the software program itself had much of anything to do with this incident...

I'd be a bit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-15-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 13,295
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

I can't agree. Lines led aft increase the chances of a failure which means you are more likely to have to go forward to fix something when conditions are unpleasant. The more boats I sea with lines...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-12-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 13,295
Posted By Barquito
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

FoolishMuse has offered it for free here:
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-03-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Agm expense


I generally only recommend AGM when the system has specifically been designed for them. In general terms, if you got crappy life out of regular old flooded deep cycle batteries then you...
Forum: Beneteau   05-27-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,261
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Sailing ... transmission in reverse?

I would pop it into reverse to get it to feather, then go back into neutral just in case some weeds force it to un-feather...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-22-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 7,450
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Modern day blue water sailboat?

Cute little salty boat of the yesteryear:

CONTESSA 26 sailboat specifications and details on (

The new 30' boat is today's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 4,985
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Surviving Storm

I think my first plan for coping with this would be to sitting about 2500 miles south of this position. Man that is nasty stuff. I can only imagine what it is like at 3 am (my fave time of course)...
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